Preserving Peaches Many Different Ways

Ken loves peaches so this year we ordered boxes of organic peaches to enjoy all year.         First a few were ripe so I made jam.  The large jars are apple juice from the steam juicer       Then I froze some         And today I canned one large batch and then a smaller batch to use up the syrup I had.       Then I tried …

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Peaches this Year

Ken loves stone fruit like peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines.  They are always on the Environmental Working Groups “Dirty Dozen” list for chemical pesticide residues, so we avoid any thing that is not organically grown.  this year while visiting some friends I was able to get a box of organic peaches.  And our host who knows Ken loves peaches offered a second box.  I came home and set them on the cook stove to watch for …

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Preserving the Harvest – Jam

This time of year as the tsunami of produce arrives, it is time to think of the future in addition to the present.  Preserving that summer bounty is crucial to eating year around local food.  In addition to freezing berries and this year, peaches, I also make jam. Our jam is maximum fruit with minimum sugar, and pectin.  I searched for the recipe that gave me the least amount of cooking time and additional ingredients.  …

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